Neurological and Psychiatric Diseases and Their Unique Cognitive Profiles: Implications for Nursing Practice and Research by David E. Vance, Joan E. Dodson, Jason Watkins, Bridgett H. Kennedy, and Norman L. Keltner, highlights the distinct 'cognitive profiles' of neurological and psychiatric diseases which include bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress syndrome, depression, and anxiety disorders. Knowledge of how these diseases impact a patient's cognitive function and ability to interact in society helps nurses determine how well the patient may be able to manage important aspects of their care regimen, such as remembering to make appointments or take medications. Overall, this understanding will help nurses provide the best care, tailored to the individual patient's needs.
"Both articles have a strong research and new practice implications focus," says Carroll. "They directly reflect the quality content in the JNN, and show how the Journal is positioned to help every nurse provide the best patient care."
JNN for the iPad is Convenient, Accessible
The March/April issue of the JNN is now available as a free download in the iTunes App Store. Each issue, delivered in a state-of-the art digital format, provides an enhanced print-like reading experience. Special features include the ability to share articles and content via email, videos, and podcasts. The iPad app also provides links back to JNNOnline.com, the <
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